Did I Divorced My Wife by Uttering the Word Talaq?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum A person has had an argument with his wife. He then sits alone imagining in his head a scenario where he tells her “talaq” (divorce) as response to her bad behaviour. He has no intention whatsoever of giving her a talaq in reality, but merely fantasises. Whilst […]

My Husband Is Impotent. Can I Get a Divorce?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum My husband is fertile but impotent. His problem has increased over the years but now he is unable to do sex at all. He has not touched me for 6 months. We have no companionship as well and he avoids me most of the time. Should I […]

I Feel Unwanted by My Husband and Ashamed

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil tackles the delicate matter of a wife who feels unwanted and shamed by her husband, and gives advice on how to overcome it. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I feel so unwanted by my husband. When we first got married, physical intimacy was painful for me, and so […]

I Am in Love with Someone Who Does Not Love Me. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am 17 and I love someone who doesn’t love me. I know that he loves someone else, as I know his girlfriend too, and she is good in her own way. I just love him unconditionally and I don’t think I can replace him. What […]

Can I Ask My Prospective Spouse If He Is a Virgin?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I ask my prospective spouse if he is a virgin? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is not impermissible to ask your prospective spouse if they are a virgin, but they aren’t obliged, and nor do they have the right, to disclose any past errors. […]

Can I Make Dua to Marry a Convert?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, If I marry, I would marry a convert. Due to racist reasons, my mother disagrees with this but my father doesn’t. To me, character and lifestyle matter more than nationality. But I have noticed that so many born Muslims are so nationalistic and have cultural traditions […]

How Can a Woman Get an Islamic Divorce?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum If I am a woman seeking divorce, unhappy in my marriage for many reasons, is it permissible for me to seek annulment of my marriage if my husband will not give me a divorce? He has not been financially providing for us for 5 years now. We […]

Is My Milk-Sister a Mahram for My Brother?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My aunt suckled me when I was young and so she is a mahram to me. This makes her daughter a sister to me. Does this make her a mahram to my brother (whom my aunt didn’t suckle)? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, No, your brother is […]

My Parents Want Me to Marry My Cousin but I Am in Love with a Non-Muslim Girl. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am in love with a non-muslim girl and want to marry her. My family wants me to get engaged to and marry my cousin, but I feel I can’t be happy with her. The girl whom I want to marry wants me to wait for […]

What Advice Would You Give Me to Find a Spouse?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I wanna get married but not found anyone yet. I don’t have enough funds to do so and I don’t have many friends around me. What advice would you give me? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, I pray you’re well. There are various aspects to consider before getting married, […]